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    9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Approves Nearly $500 Million in Claims

    By Michael Barasch

    The fund created to help cover the costs of medical care for the first responders of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. recently approved about $494 million in claims from victims and their families.  The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), established in 2011, has approved 7,885 claims and issued […]

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    Clinton Supports Reauthorization of Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    We recently commemorated the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and with it has come renewed calls for action on the re-authorization of the James L. Zadroga Act, a federal law that provides health care benefits and compensation to firefighters, responders and other first responders that day. It also provides benefits to family […]

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    Huffington Post Reminds Us of 9/11 Responders’ Sacrifices

    By Michael Barasch

    The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 are etched in the minds of most Americans. However, it can be easy to forget the real impact that day had — and continues to have — for individuals and families who were part of the tragic event.  On the anniversary of the event this year, the Huffington […]

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    ‘Stair Climbs’ Memorialize Heroics of NYC Firefighters, First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Few people can truly imagine what it must have been like to be trapped in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. What’s even more difficult to believe is that so many firefighters rushed into the two towers to rescue as many people as possible, climbing countless stairs while knowing that […]

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    Victims, Volunteers Still Waiting on Much-Needed Assistance

    By Michael Barasch

    It’s tough to believe, but 13 years later there are still people who were significantly impacted by the terrorist attacks of 9/11 who are still waiting to receive the assistance they desperately need.  Consider the case of Jaime Hazan, a volunteer and first responder who assisted in the immediate aftermath of the attacks in September […]

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    Firefighters’ Deaths Lead to Calls for Expanding Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    On September 22, 2014, three firefighters who responded to the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 all died on the same day due to cancer stemming from exposure to hazardous materials and chemicals on that day 13 years ago.  Retired FDNY Lt. Howard Bischoff and firefighters Daniel Heglund and Robert Leaver, who were also retired, […]

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